Paris Expands Big Car Reduction Plans
"Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told the Journal du Dimanche this week that she intends to create four 'semi-pedestrianized' zones near the city center. These areas would permit only bikes, taxis, buses, and cars driven by residents of the district," according to an article for Streetsbog by Angie Schmitt.
A few more of the details, among others, as reported by Schmitt:
- "Hidalgo said she plans to begin the policy of restricting through-traffic during weekends, with the goal of ramping it up to a full-time policy. The proposal closely resembles a traffic reduction plan for central Madrid."
- "Hidalgo also promised to double the number of bike lanes in the city by 2020, pledging €100 million (US$123 million) to the effort."